Vince Dooley's Garden: A Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach

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The name Vince Dooley is synonymous with football in the South. More recently, the retired University of Georgia head football coach has gained renown as one of the region's finest gardeners. Following the lead of his mentors, respected horticulturalists at the University of Georgia, Dooley has created a spectacular garden around the home that he and wife Barbara have lived in since 1964. The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture honored Dooley by naming a rose after him, along with the Dooley ...

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Overview

The name Vince Dooley is synonymous with football in the South. More recently, the retired University of Georgia head football coach has gained renown as one of the region's finest gardeners. Following the lead of his mentors, respected horticulturalists at the University of Georgia, Dooley has created a spectacular garden around the home that he and wife Barbara have lived in since 1964. The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture honored Dooley by naming a rose after him, along with the Dooley hydrangea, a unique variety discovered in Dooley's garden. Vince Dooley's Garden tells of the former coach's twenty-year full-time commitment to gardening. Steve Penley's exceptional paintings complement the story perfectly, along with nearly 100 color photographs of Dooley's garden.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929619375
  • Publisher: Looking Glass Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,365,490
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Vince Dooley was head football coach for the University of Georgia Bulldogs from 1964 to 1988 and continued as athletics director until 2004. His teams played in 20 bowl games, won six SEC championships, and won the national championship in 1980. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994. He is also the author of the well-received memoir Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia.

Steve Penley, the book's illustrator, is celebrated for his bold and vibrant paintings of historical and popular icons as well as landscapes. Two books—Penley and The Reconstruction of America—have featured his illustrations. He won the Georgia Author of the Year Award in the specialty books category in 2008.

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